I've been using a new service called Thumbtack to obtain business. So far, so good. The way it works is that a person in need of a professional service, like photography perhaps, would post a request for...oh, I don't know - headshots let's say. As a service provider of said headshots, I have the opportunity to bid on the request. If the requester likes the quote and my profile, they can respond and offer me the gig. Amy did just that.
Amy's an actor in NYC and her agency wanted some new headshots done for her portfolio. There were some pretty specific things they were after so we focused on that first and then did some other things to play a bit later in the shoot.
I called on Nicole, a makeup artist I'd worked with in the past. She's great! Very reliable, does great work and is always willing to help with more than make-up duty.
We started with a variety of colors and tops on black since part of the requirement was to get some clean shots of Amy with this variety. These are some of my favorites.